The Dog Liberator™

The Dog Liberator rescues abandoned dogs throughout the Southeast. Based in Central Florida, this non-profit organization fosters all of their dogs in a home environment. Founded in 2009, all dogs are fully vetted, spayed or neutered prior to adoption. The Dog Liberator focuses in rescuing the herding breed, which consists of Border Collies, Shepherds, Sheepdogs, Aussies, Collies, and Deaf/Blind Dogs.


Sarah, let go of the puppy!
Sarah, let go of the puppy!

Wonderful little pup we rescued from Lake County.  Apparently, he is so special, the shelter director personally brought him home to foster!  He is smart, loving, and easy to train.  This little guy is only about 3-4 month of age.  His coat is like lamb’s wool and he’s already herding tennis balls!

You can see more of his photos on Facebook.

More details coming soon.

Foster Update:  Picked up Pepito from transport. From the first moment, it was easy to tell his life thus far had been one where he was well fed and socialized. He snuggled in the arms of the transporter, Sarah Buxbaum and eagerly went to Gisele and her daughter Sarah. He knows nothing but ‘friends’ and readily gives his affection in way of puppy kisses and snuggles.

On the ride home, he peeped a few noises from his crate in the back, but settled down within minutes and was quiet.

My 14 year old son got him out of his crate and he seemed excited to greet yet another new ‘friend’.  What a great day with all of these people adoring me is what he must have been thinking.  I introduced him to my two dogs and he greeted both with tail wags. He wandered around the back yard and lanai making himself at home. He checks in with his people every few minutes though and definitely likes to snuggle. He does seem to like small Kong balls collecting them and taking them into his crate and at times carrying one around out the side of his mouth.

This little guy has puppy breath and a round puppy belly. He is a true lover with no fears thus far. The train whistles at the stop light only seemed to intrigue him.

Pepito slept in his crate last night. He whined for <5 minutes and then settled himself. He slept through the night. This morning he went potty outside like a very good boy.  He is very sweet and loves a nice soft lap to sit when he has tired of play. He is naturally puppy curious, but listens to the command NO and releases from the activity.

He is very good with my son and his friend as well my two dogs. He does not obsess or make a nuisance of himself learning that new friends have to earn their spot in the pack. He has approached the cat, but with a polite respect and released once the cat hissed.

He is chewing like a puppy and so a good eye will need to be kept and bones offered for appropriate teething toys.

Pepito now Toby
Pepito now Toby

02/10/14 Update:  Pepito, now Toby was adopted by Staci of Jacksonville.  Staci recently lost her dog after 19 years.  She has plenty of love to give this little boy!

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